80-96-list-digest Tuesday, March 2 1999 Volume 03 : Number 061



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Trailer Towing
Re: FTE 80-96 - E-150 Van Lugging Problems
RE: FTE 80-96 - Door adjustment

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Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 23:36:14 -0600
From: Matthew Banevich
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Trailer Towing

Tom Gunby wrote:
>
> We are planning to rent a mid-size open trailer to tow behind our '86
> F-150 302 EFI. Rental place says we are ok to use the OEM "ball-mount"
> made into the bumper but we need a "four pin connector" to hook up the
> trailer lights. The truck did not come with the OEM "trailer towing
> package" mentioned in the owner's manual which appeared to include a
> "wiring hookup" for trailers so it seems we must splice into the
> taillight wiring to attach the four pin connector. Sure would
> appreciate specific comments about how-to, how-not-to and any other
> suggestions concerning the trailer as this is to be done tomorrow
> (Tuesday 3/2/99) afternoon for use day-after-tomorrow (Wednesday
> 3/3/99). I know --- we waited till the last minute.
> Thanks for any assistance.
> Tom Gunby
>
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I have an 89' Bronco II, and when I looked around, the wiring adaptor
was a 2-piece thing, where it had one for the right side, and another
for the left side, $40, I thought it was too expensive so I decided to
splice it myself. I bought a bunch of rolls of wire, one for each
color, and some stuff called cold shrink wrap( it's black and looks like
electrical tape, but you stretch it and then apply, a little better
waterproof),figured which color on the plug was for what, removed about
3/4 an inch of the vynal insulation from the wire without cutting the
wire, and then soldered all the connections, and then applied the cold
shrink. It works well and looks pretty professional.

Hope this will help.
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Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 00:52:14 EST
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E-150 Van Lugging Problems

Hey if you want to guess cheap. change the fuel pressure regulator on the fuel
rail. it costs about 25 bucks and has 3 allen screws that mounts to the fuel
rail. its alot easier and cheaper than changing the fuel pump without a
pressure test.

Joe
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Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 01:29:47 -0600
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Door adjustment

Jay,
If it's similar to my '85, it has a plastic bushing that covers the striker
pin. Mine had the same problem when this plastic wears out and breaks down
and it caused my door to rattle. Got a new pin from Ford and it cured the
problem. The new one has a little brace and looks nothing like the old one
but works great.

Scott Harris
'85 F150 Supercab

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Jay Snyder [SMTP:jsnyder microserve.net]
> Sent:Saturday, February 27, 1999 7:04 PM
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> Subject:FTE 80-96 - Door adjustment
>
> The right door on my '87 F150 doesn't close all the way, and the
> resulting wind noises is annoying. I tried to adjust the catch pin
> (on the door jamb), but when I loosen it, it only adjust up and down,
> not in - out.
>
> Does the latch mechanism on the door adjust? How do I adjust
> the door?
>
> Thanks,
> Jay
> '87 F150
>
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